APSU has been selected by insurance giant Admiral Group to facilitate a significant upgrade of its core virtualised server environment.
The agreement will enable Admiral’s core virtualised server environment to support 10Gbps Ethernet in order to drive high-speed inter-server traffic between core business systems.
APSU has worked with Admiral for more than seven years, designing and implementing the firm’s IT infrastructure, underpinning its functionality in this area. APSU’s consultants recommended the implementation of IBM’s V7000 Storwize storage platform several years ago, following its launch by IBM.
The platform has been used to great effect; its multi-tiered storage design gives Admiral the ability to segregate storage into appropriate tiers based on the usage characteristics required by the data.
This latest deal has seen APSU add additional growth to this platform as well as installing externally virtualised storage, which sits under the V7000 environment for ease of management.
APSU group sales director, Stuart Bulley, said:
“After more than seven years working with Admiral Group, this upgrade allows the company to better manage its infrastructure, increasing speeds without sacrificing functionality.
“We are very proud to have been chosen for this latest project and we look forward to working with Admiral in the years to come.”
Admiral Group are one of the largest car insurance companies in the UK, manages brands including Admiral, Confused.com, Bell, Elephant.co.uk and Diamond. APSU are one of Europe’s leading IBM storage consultants.